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Option for them to select multiple categories

  1. JordashTalon
    Member

    Hi,

    Is it possible to allow the submitter of the form to select multiple categories for the post?

    Thanks,

    Jordan

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday November 15, 2010 | Permalink
  2. Yes, you would have to add multiple Post Category fields to your form and then instruct them to select multiple categories.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Permalink
  3. I'm doing this now. The problem is that there's no way to set the default to a non-category. That means that if they don't choose one, you get the first one in the list. Even with no dupes turned on it's a problem. I have this in as a feature request. I just hope it makes into the 1.5 release. I'm desperate for this.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Permalink
  4. It will be in the 1.5 release. We will have an option on the Post Category field to add a default first option (that doesn't save as a value) and you can type in what the first option should say (such as "Please Select Category").

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Permalink
  5. YEAH!!! Thanks. When can we expect another beta release OR even better the final public release? Can't wait!

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Permalink
  6. JordashTalon
    Member

    @carl

    Oh ok,

    So I was thinking I could have 3 Category Fields

    Main Category
    Sub-Category
    Sub-Category 2 (Optional)

    So that would add every category they selected to the list?

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Permalink
  7. Yes, that would add each category selected to the post.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 16, 2010 | Permalink
  8. jcollier
    Member

    Are there any plans for providing a checkbox interface for the categories in addition to a drop-down box?

    My architecture is dependent on multi-faceted classification and, with about 60 categories, it's not practical to add 60 category drop-downs.

    Thanks for considering this.

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday November 17, 2010 | Permalink
  9. Yes, there are plans for providing both checkbox and radio button field types for the Post Category field. It is something we will be adding, although probably not in the 1.5 release as we are trying to get it out the door relatively soon.

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday November 17, 2010 | Permalink
  10. jcollier
    Member

    That's great. Thank you!

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday November 17, 2010 | Permalink
  11. TymB
    Member

    Yes, ability for the user to select multiple categories would be a good enhancement.

    Posted 8 years ago on Sunday December 12, 2010 | Permalink

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